Chinese Toffee Apple Fritters


This dessert is a wonderful change from banana fritters. Apple chunks are fried in batter, then coated in caramel and sprinkled with sesame seeds.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
11 mins
Total Time:
26 mins
4 servings


  • 3 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 apple - peeled, cored, and cut into chunks

  • ¾ cup cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon water, divided

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • oil for frying

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • ½ teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


  1. Pour flour into a shallow bowl. Dredge apple chunks in flour.

  2. Mix cornstarch and 2 teaspoons water thoroughly in a small bowl. Mix in egg.

  3. Heat oil in a large saucepan to 320 degrees F (160 degrees C). Dip apple chunks in the cornstarch mixture; cook in the hot oil until browned, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate using a slotted spoon.

  4. Combine sugar, 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, and remaining 1 teaspoon water in a separate saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook until sugar melts, turns light golden, and starts to bubble, 8 to 10 minutes. Mix in fried apple chunks until evenly coated with caramel.

  5. Transfer caramel-coated apple chunks to a large serving dish; lift with chopsticks to separate and create sugar threads. Garnish with sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

439 Calories
17g Fat
70g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 439
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 41g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 63mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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